Today was a very special treat for us. One of the things Bhutan is most famous for are their Tsechus. Tsechus are festivals that last for three days starting with a blessing from the highest ranking monk of the region as well as a group of his subordinate monks. Followed by original dances and other festivities.
Normally most Tsechus are happening between March and November and while in December and January the skies are a clear blue and the sun is shining every day, we did not have any Tsechus on our tourist menu – until our guide Nurbu called one of his friends and asked around. As luck would have it, a small village way in the east of Bhutan called Shongpu was having a three day festival during our stay in Trashigang. We rearranged our schedule to be there for the third and final day of the festival. And what an interesting and amazing experience it was.